This episode spans March 4 to May 27 1936.
We are lucky that Soundscape #5 is featuring Fred Allen.
Fred was a legendary wit, his improvisational style and warmth made him a favorite in Vaudeville, on the radio and later on television.
His partner in show biz and real life, Portland Hoffa, was one of the most popular Dumb Dora character actors of her era, second only to the great Gracie Allen.
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The depression continues but America makes the best of it! FDR, Fred Allen, Gracie Allen, Rudy Vallee, FDR, Helen Keller.
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Jimmie Foxx, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in Honolulu en route to Japan on the 1934 tour.
The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour – Rudy Vallee – Franklin Roosevelt – The March of Time -The Hour of Smiles – Fred Allen – The Jack Benny Program – Milton Berle – George Burns – Gracie Allen – Portland Hoffa – Mary Livingston – And More!
When Radio Ruled episode 5 – the year 1934